An interplay of shapes and proportions, with a bold asymmetry that seems to defy the force of gravity. This is the ruling aesthetic motif of the collection of Raymond occasional and coffee tables. The elliptical shape prevails in both the chromed metal bases and in the glossy lacquered tops that come in a surprising array of colors, including White, Sand, Granite and the new shades of Green and Purple. The reflective metal base is available in different heights and allows the tables to be customized for various uses, from the classic coffee table to writing desk height. With the Raymond tables, Minotti adds a note of sophisticated elegance to the living spaces, in shades that subtly recall the ‘70s.
Raymond is also a unique desk, available in two heights: 61 cm and 74 cm. Glossy lacquered oval tops in White, Sand, Granite, Green and Purple can be added to the oval chrome metal base.
Raymond with storage is a piece that echoes the same shape and finishes as the desk, while the elegant Owens chair is shown here in the version with ash base in Moka finish.
This truly singular object is also part of the Raymond collection; it can be used as an occasional table and as a seat, which conceals space for practical magazine storage inside. The base of the container is personalized with a black saddle hide covering embossed with the Minotti logo. The upper portion comes in White, Sand, Granite, Green and Purple glossy lacquer finish and has practical in-set oval handles that make lifting the lid effortless. The top of the ottoman version is cushioned and upholstered in leather from the exclusive Minotti collection.
The strategic collaboration between Minotti and Rodolfo Dordoni, architect and designer from Milan, began back in 1997.
Rationalist architect and professional with a multi-faceted personality, Rodolfo Dordoni met Renato and Roberto Minotti towards the end of the nineties. The Minotti brothers immediately considered Rodolfo Dordoni’s cultural background, professional experience and sensitivity as an interior decorator the ideal basis for forging a strong relationship. The challenge that faced them was to create a new vision of the company.
So, in 1997, Rodolfo Dordoni presented his first collection of seats, tables and coffee tables, including Suitcase, the iconic cubic armchair freely inspired by the world of fashion and luggage-making. A successful design, rigorous and non-conventional, which marked the beginning of a consolidated relationship that has spanned more than twenty years and shows no signs of slowing down.
The next year, in 1998, he was nominated Art Director and coordinator of all the company’s collections. This marked a turning point that launched him on a pathway of continuous research, guided by the values of coherence, determination, passion and enthusiasm. Over the years, it led to the definition of a full range for the home, designed for both indoor and outdoor environments and for Hospitality spaces, fully interpreting the concept of “collection” and “lifestyle”.
Year after year, collection after collection, this collaboration has played a part in reinforcing the brand identity and in giving the collections a feel of exclusivity, carrying a strong message of quality and fine Italian craftsmanship all round the world, by innovating and creating continuity.
The collaboration has also extended to designing the stands for the various editions of the Salone del Mobile in Milan and Shanghai and the fair in Cologne, as well as the creation of spaces such as the Minotti New York flagship store, opened in 2010, and the company showroom installed in the headquarters in Meda in 2012.
His many iconic indoor and outdoor furniture designs created since he began working with the company over 20 years ago have recently been joined by some new additions - the Connery and Blazer indoor and the Sunray outdoor seating systems - all characterised by pure volumes, sharp geometries and a haute couture approach to sartorial craftsmanship - along with a myriad of furnishing solutions, small furniture and accessories.